Action has become an integral part of movies nowadays. Almost all the actors want to do a certain level of action in their movies to entertain the audience. The earlier formula of just drama with comedy no longer works. Filmmakers have to put some outrageous stunts or some fast-paced fight scenes to fill into all the drama. Irrespective of the concept and the tone of the movie, it is almost impossible for the movie to survive without action. And then, the audience has grown wise now. They want the action scenes to be logical and not looked forced. Due to this reason, I believe, some actors have chosen to go to great extents to make these scenes look perfect even though they don’t hold much context in the film.
Unfortunately, this list doesn’t contain any female actors. I believe that one or two films are not enough to judge an actor’s action skills. Henceforth, it doesn’t make sense to include any female actor for just one or two action roles that she has done. Surely in the future, there will be multiple actresses on these kinds of lists but for now, these are the actors who truly define action in India.
Seeing his skinny body, nobody can think of him as an action hero. But those who have seen his films are well aware of his skills as a man of action. Watch films like ‘Thupakki’, ‘Thalaivaa’, ‘Kaththi’ and ‘Theri’ and you will know what I am talking about. His intensity is unmatchable and he has a totally different aroma to his acting.
Now, one cannot keep the ‘Baahubali’ himself out of this list. After all, that film just redefined action and the use of VFX in films. But throughout his career, he has built a reputation as an action hero by films like ‘Rebel’, ‘Mirchi’, etc. which are conventional commercial entertainers but do have a lot of action, mostly performed by Prabhas himself. His next film looks equally promising and the first look sends shivers down the spine.